Beirut feels impossible, but there it sits. For thousands of years, peoples on this promontory between the Mediterranean and Mount Lebanon have survived earthquakes, tidal waves, fires, plagues, famines, wars, assassinations, occupations, and techno. They’ve also, somehow, survived each other. All the while, they’ve kept Beirut’s flame alive, guarding the chaos that creates—allows for?—cosmopolitanism. Come, join in and see what this splendid mess has to offer.